Day: July 17, 2015

George Town Street View: Chetty Lane

Chetty Lane

Chetty Lane (or Lorong Ceti) is a small street in George Town which is located off Noordin Street in George Town. The lane is reportedly only as long as around 35 meters and populated by Southern Chinese Eclectic Style town houses.

Chetty is a South Indian title used by various mercantile castes in India though it is not known if the name of the lane actually refers to the same term.

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Transformers at the Esplanade

Transformers at the Esplanade

Together with Hasbro, the Penang state government has organized a Transformers and street art exhibition at the Esplanade. The exhibition is held in conjunction with the ‘Visit Penang 2015’ and the Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration period. The exhibition is open to the public for free from July till August.

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Transformers Street Art at the Esplanade

A Kampung House (Selamat Hari Raya)

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A Malay kampung house at Balik Pulau, Penang. Kampung simply translates to village in English.

Every year, Hari Raya Aidilfitri (or Hari Raya Puasa) is celebrated by Muslims worldwide on the 1st of Syawal (according to Hijrah Calendar) to mark the end of Ramadhan. Hari Raya Aidilfitri is a national holiday in Malaysia and this year, it falls on the 17 July 2015. In general, the Muslims here will be going back to their hometowns to celebrate it with their families and this is commonly called “balik kampung”.

To all Muslims out there, Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri.

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